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2017-10-16 3:43 PM


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Just got back from Louisville, proud owner of an $800 (plus hotel, etc) medal and backpack. I think I'm gonna stick to the sprints, Olympics, and maybe the occasional half if it's in a place that holds some interest to me.

Glad I did it, though. I've never denied being a bucket lister for a full. It's been my Mt. Everest since I was a kid....before I got fat. Loved every minute of it (even the 15-20 and even 30 mph sustained headwinds...with gusts up to 45 for dang near 45 miles? of the ride)....except miles 6-12 on the run. That was my "moment" I had to win. Temps really started plummeting. I knew I had a chucked a $4 Walmart long sleeve throwaway in my special needs...that was my muse for those 5 or so miles. After that and a PB&J, I was much better. I way outperformed my expectations by a half an hour plus.

My run, while the worst of the three legs comparatively, was in some ways my highlight as I did WAY WAY WAY better than I was expecting or even planning. Oddly, my strongest miles were like 18-23. They weren't my fastest, but they were the ones I thought I would really do some serious shuffling. I held a pretty firm trot through them. Which just made me feel amazing.

It's definitely a pretty strong finish line. Deafening and the feeling was worth every moment.
And now to return to a normal life.


2017-10-16 5:19 PM
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Congratulationss, IRONMAN!!!
2017-10-16 11:05 PM
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I know a bit of where you came from to where you are.......that's one hell of an accomplishment! 

A heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to you!!!

2017-10-17 9:50 AM
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The finish line was like an out-of-body experience. The course.....conditions were epic!

Congratulations on your accomplishment.

2017-10-17 2:19 PM
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Love, love, love the Louisville race.

The community was great.

I did the last race in August when it hit a heat index of 112. I would have enjoyed some of the cooler weather.

Congrats on the accomplishment. Ironman!
2017-10-17 3:54 PM
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Great stuff, congrats!



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Congratulations , IRONMAN !!
Enjoy your accomplishment
2017-10-20 9:32 AM
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You are an Ironman, not many in this world can say that (me included). Congrats
2017-10-20 10:50 AM
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Congrats!! Awesome accomplishment.
2017-10-25 7:26 PM
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Yay! Congratulations Ironman!!!
2017-10-26 10:04 PM
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WOW! Congratulations - what a wonderful accomplishment. You are an inspiration.


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Way to go Ironman! Louisville was my first full in 2016, loved that race and course. The finish line is something else! I took 2017 off, partly due to injury but definitely wasn't going to do a full this year. I might go for another one in 2018 after taking it easy this year. But yeah, the sprints and Oly's are easy to manage and do not require those 5-6 hour weekend rides and 2-3 hour runs the day after.

Enjoy the short stuff, who knows, you might go long again.....
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